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Deputies respond to shooting incident at Warrenville bar

Aiken County Sheriff's Office
Aiken County Sheriff's Office(WRDW)
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 2:32 AM EDT
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WARRENVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Aiken County deputies responded early Friday to a shooting incident at a bar in Warrenville.

Dispatchers say deputies were sent to Bruce’s Bar on Augusta Road around 1:40 a.m. for possible shots fired.

No one was hurt. One person was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct (gross intoxication while discharging a firearm), according to deputies.

It was the second shooting in the area within a couple of days.

On Wednesday morning, a driver suffered critical injuries after being shot in the 1800 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Graniteville. Deputies say they don’t believe the shooting was random.

The shootings come as the CSRA continues to experience an uptick in shootings and other violent crimes, many of them fatal.

TACKLING LOCAL CRIME:

Deadly crimes since April 14 in the CSRA include:

  • On May 7, the body of Joseph McKinnon, 60, was found at 102 Tanglewood Drive in Trenton. Authorities determined he’d died of a heart attack after strangling and burying his girlfriend, Patricia Dent, 65, in the yard.
  • On May 3, Charles L. Bradley, 49, of Aiken, was shot dead while in a car at Hampton Avenue and Assembly Street. That shooting was among a string of them that night in Aiken, although the other shootings didn’t hurt anyone.
  • Shooting just before 7:30 p.m. on April 23 claimed the life of Rodriquez Dunn, 31, at the Olmstead Homes in the 2100 block of B Street in Augusta. Dunn suffered at least one gunshot wound and died at the scene.
  • On April 19, Brittany Dougherty was found slain outside a vacant home in the 1500 block of Conklin Lane. Her death was considered suspicious from the start, but within hours the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office ruled her death a homicide.
  • On April 18, Johnnie Coleman was found shot dead in the 1900 block of Old Savannah Road. Authorities released a photo of a car suspected to have been linked to that slaying. Kelvin Lewis, 33, has been arrested as a suspect in the murders of Coleman and Dougherty.
  • Jenefer Holt Herron, 52, of Augusta, died late April 18 after being shot during an argument outside the Circle K at 1739 Walton Way in Augusta. Suspect Yelena Buckner, 33, of Augusta, was later found and arrested on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, deputies reported.
  • JaJuan Russell, 21, of Augusta, was fatally shot early April 17 in the 3700 block of Oslo Road in Augusta. Russell was taken to Augusta University Medical Center.
  • Sandersville police found the body of a man on April 16 inside a home on Gwendolyn Street while responding to a report of a domestic dispute at the address. Santavious Louis Roberts, 35, of Sandersville, was arrested.
  • Brandon Peebles, 24, of Girard, was shot around 10:45 p.m. on April 14 in the 2300 block of Prague Court. He was pronounced dead at 11:23 p.m.

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